You are invited to join the adult Sunday school during the Lenten season. We will be exploring the parts of the Bible that speak to Jesus journey to Jerusalem and his experience once there. Subjects include discipleship, salvation, and resurrection.
Adult Sunday School will meet beginning February 22nd through March 22nd at 9:00 am in the Church Library. There are no special materials to bring and no “homework.”
This is a book study by the author, Marcus J. Borg, who recently passed away. In his final book, he reflects on his life and how he developed his most bedrock convictions and why they matter. Subjects such as salvation, the Bible, Jesus, and the reality of God will engage our conversations and help us to develop our own convictions.
We will meet on Friday mornings for six weeks: Beginning February 20th, 10:30 – 11:30 am. Last class session will be March 27th.
The 6 week Winter SAM Session starts Saturday, February 7th and runs through Saturday, March 14th!
Volunteers are needed each week from 8:45 - noon to help set up, clean up, greet SAM volunteers and participants and hand out name tags, assist in classes, help with snacks, supervise kids, care for children in the nursery, help with our new art center, and have fun!!!
January 20, 2015Richard Pervorse, Safe Ground Coordinator
It was such a blessing to be able to participate in the Safe Ground Winter Shelter program again on Friday night, December 26. We were able to provide a hot meal and overnight shelter in a safe and warm environment in the Terrace Room.
We served about 25 men & 35 women. The women slept in the Library, the men in the Terrace Room on mats and sleeping bags provided by Safe Ground from their office at Loaves & Fishes. Dinner was prepared by Dick Johnson, Walt Edwards and Richard Pervorse. Richard and Dave Coburn stayed overnight.
January 20, 2015Darryl Boykins, Family Promise Coordinator
Saturday Work Day: January 25 10:30am – 12pm
Thanks to God, with the help of many wonderful volunteers, we will prepare for Family Promise with a Saturday Work Day to clean and organize all of the guest rooms in Rooms 207, 204 and 214 for two families of five and one family of four.
The 2014 church calendar for altar flowers is now posted in the Terrace Room. Cost for altar flowers is $47.50 and you are welcome to sign up for a date to beautify the altar. You will receive a reminder and request for your words of tribute or memory for the Sunday Bulletin several weeks before your special date. You may take the altar flowers home after the worship service.
Originally from Kenya, Rev. Dr. Duncan Ibuuri has been appointed to United Methodist congregations in England. In August 2014 Rev. Dr. Ibuuri arrived in Sacramento for a year-long Clinical Pastoral Education training at UC Davis Medical Center.
A new discussion group is forming to consider the myriad of Christian symbols and references found in The Chronicles of Narnia, a seven-volume fantasy series by C.S. Lewis.
The group will start with The Magician’s Nephew and end with The Last Battle. The first session will include information on the life and career of Lewis. The group will discuss a different book each week. Reading one book sounds like a lot, but the reading goes very fast, averaging between three and four hours for most readers. Joan Haug-West will lead the group discussions.
Thursdays: January 29, February 5, 12, 19, 26, March 5, 12, 19, 26
Chapel at FUMC
A wonderful opportunity for exploring and learning more about the aging process. There’s no charge for this exceptional program which runs for 8 weeks beginning on January 29. Rev. Cathy Cook will help facilitate this important program on aging.
Come on down for great movies and delicious popcorn during our winter series. Each Saturday evening (and one Wednesday evening) we’ll present an excellent film that will help accent our Sunday morning experience.
Join us at the Jazz Alley Theater (Chapel) at 7pm for this unique event.
Singing and Shouting! Praise, Worship, Prayer and the joy of Fellowship!
Come and claim the power of new life in our District! There was a time when we Methodists were actually criticized for our enthusiasm! It’s time once to to pick it up and lift it up and share our hopes and dreams for the life of the Gospel among us.
The Sacramento Gay Men’s Chorus kicked off their 30th season with their annual holiday concert – held in our Sanctuary! The shows have concluded but they’ll be singing all next year! What a blessing! Thank you, SGMC, for sharing your gifts!